Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Daily News Snippets

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has released a statement about Afghan malnutrition. See "Afghan malnutrition - the search for solutions" (November 11, 2014).

Supposedly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - also called the Islamic State - has plans for Pakistan. Read "ISIS Has Master Plan for Pakistan, Secret Memo Warns", NBC News, November 12, 2014.

Only one interpreter who helped British forces has been allowed to move to the UK. Afghan interpreters and translators have had a hard time immigrating to the home countries of the coalition members that used their services in Afghanistan. See a news article in the Daily Mail (12 Nov 14).

A British commentator provides his thoughts on the UK participating in the Afghan War in "Afghan War inquiry: generals owe us an explanation", The Week (UK), November 11, 2014.

People from India are wondering what will happen to the huge base in Helmand province and worry about who will ultimately control Helmand province now that the ISAF coalition has departed. See "Will Afghan flag soar at Camp Bastion?", Deccan Chronicle, November 12, 2014.

There are multiple reports that the Afghan government has not paid many of its police - especially the Afghan Local Police or ALP. Read more in "Afghan Police Turn to Opium as $6-a-Day Salaries Delayed", Bloomberg Businessweek, November 11, 2014.

DVIDS has posted a news release about how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has relocated its Gardez offices that oversaw projects in the 203rd ANA Corps area. The Gardez Resident Office was located at FOB Lightning in Paktya province in the southern part of Regional Command East (now called Train Advise and Assist East). The relocation to FOB Gamberi was needed because (for some inexplicable reason) ISAF decided to pull its advisors from the 203rd Corps. Perhaps the 203rd had won the counterinsurgency fight in the provinces it was responsible for? (Not).

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